If you've had a drug test before, you may have noticed how the testing staff note down the temperature of your urine sample. Why do they do this? And how would you get around this if you wanted to use subbed urine.
Urine drug testing is getting increasingly stricter, so we'll also explain other ways you can pass a drug test.
Why do they measure the temperature?
On an initial drug screening, testing staff have limited means to verify that a sample is real. Sure, they have an adulterant test, and this will catch out some of the lower quality synthetic urines on the market, but it won't help with good quality fake pee or urine that's been obtained from another person. Measuring the temperature is a simple way to see if it's consistent with something that's just come out of a person's body.
Normal human urine is typically 94-96°F, but it will of course start cooling down (or warming up if it's an extremely warm day) as soon as it leaves the body. So, for drug testing, a urine temperature in the range of 90-100°F is usually acceptable. Anything outside this range will be very suspicious, and your sample will likely be rejected.
When people use subbed urine, they typically use some means to warm it up. This can involve keeping it close to the skin, using a chemical hand warmer, or microwaving it before going to the test.
You said urine tests are getting stricter?
When it comes to using subbed urine in drug testing, urine temperature isn't the only way you can be caught out. In order to prevent the use of substitute urine, testing staff are being increasingly more vigilant during the testing process.
Previously, you might just be asked to empty your pockets before being allowed to pee in privacy. These days, you may well be watched as you pee, making it harder to use a subbed sample. What's more, to prevent the use of urine-dispensing devices like whizinators and fake penises, testing staff may ask you to lift your shirt and lower your pants.
So, what's the alternative?
Unless you're subjected to a less strict testing process, using a subbed sample will be virtually impossible. This leaves you with two options. You can get clean ahead of your test, perhaps with a 7-day detox if you're not a heavy weed user, or you could use a detox drink shortly before your test.
The benefit of a detox drink is that you will be able to give a urine sample as normal. You won't need to smuggle subbed urine in, nor will you need to add anything to your sample. These drinks also don't contain any substances that will cause problems in the drug test.
So, how do they work? Simply put, a detox drink works by pushing your urinary system into overdrive. The faster it works, the faster toxins are expelled, so they can't build up in the urine to detectable levels. This effect is temporary, of course, but with some careful timing, you will easily give your urine sample in time.